The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) of Pakistan is creating a citizens database, which will eliminate identity theft from the country. The national database will eliminate identity theft, which formed on the basis of all e-Governance regimes including e-Commerce and cyber security.
While speaking at the Electronic Passport and Services to Citizens: The Roadmap of Government-driven ID Programs at the ID World International Congress in Milan, Italy, Brig Saleem Ahmed Moeen, Chairman of NADRA stated that the new identity card programme in Pakistan will prove a drive to economy, transparency and authentication. He stated that the Identity Card project is now a role model project for the other countries. So far, NADRA has issued 60 million CNICs and receiving around 25,000 CNIC requests daily. This is one of the largest fully integrated databases in the world with an Automatic Finger Identification System (AFIS) and Facial Recognition System.